FEBRUARY 11, 2020
After Governor Tony Evers last month introduced a bevy of legislation aimed at assisting Wisconsin's dairy farmers, the GOP quickly shot back with a message: It's not enough. Now, Republicans in the State Legislature have introduced a larger package aimed at easing some of the financial burdens faced by the state's agricultural producers. And the policies are moving quickly through the process.

Among the five bills are proposals that would allow for farmers to deduct their health insurance premiums from their income taxes, provide a tax credit for the state's smallest farms, and allow for farmers to write off on their income taxes the amount of property taxes they pay. The three-year credit would be capped at $7,500 for farms that make at least $35,000 per year, and would be able to apply the credit to up to 66% of property taxes on buildings used for agricultural purposes. Farmers would be able to request the credit from the Department of Revenue, and would become refundable for the second two years.

The legislation dealing with health insurance premiums would cost taxpayers $9 million per year, and would be for sole proprietors. About 85% of Wisconsin's farmers are self-employed as of 2017, according to one lawmaker.

Another package would direct the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to work with the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer protection to boost state exports of milk, meat, and other produce. The plan would use $5 million, as opposed to the $1 million from Governor Evers' proposal.

Dairy processors would no longer be eligible to grants from the Wisconsin government, either, if they produce more than 50 million pounds of milk per year.

In all, the plan is expected to cost $36 million per year.
Governor Evers late last week again signed an executive order, meant to publicly force the state legislature to act on his agenda. This time, the topic was how to spend $250 million of a projected surplus in the state budget. The governor has already used his executive authority to call the legislature into session on gun control and a host of bills meant to assist farmers.

The plan would boost funding to Wisconsin's K-12 schools, restoring the state's commitment to a full two-thirds of public school funding, thereby reducing property taxes across the state by directing $130 million of the dollars to the state's equalization aid.

Republicans had already been working on using the money for tax reduction, who did not respond amicably to Evers' plan. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald implied through Twitter that teachers unions are the driving force behind the governor's plan. Assembly Speaker Vos blasted the plan as growing the size of government in Wisconsin, and reiterating that his chamber will not support doing so.

GOP lawmakers are expected to release a property tax reduction plan in the coming days.
Due to some winter thaw, re-freezing, melting snow, and rain, state officials are warning homeowners that flooding this spring could be severe for some properties.

State officials are also reminding homeowners that if they do not have flood insurance, they should consider getting covered before the snow pack begins to melt and cause potential problems.

For more information on flooding and insurance, homeowners are urged to visit floodsmart.gov.
Governor Tony Evers has submitted a request for a federal disaster declaration for three southeastern Wisconsin counties damaged by severe winter storms that occurred Jan. 10-12. The request, made in a letter Monday to President Donald Trump, could make Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties eligible for federal disaster assistance to repair damage to public infrastructure along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

"Large waves and shoreline flooding across southeastern Wisconsin badly damaged infrastructure that helps protect communities and enhances the valuable natural resource that is Lake Michigan," Gov. Evers said. "Federal disaster assistance would help ensure those areas can be repaired quickly and restored to what they looked like before the storm."

Initial reports estimated about $30 million in damage was done to public infrastructure in te three affected counties. If approved, FEMA's Public Assistance Program would help communities recover some of the eligible costs incurring including public infrastructure repair.
Lawmakers in the State Capitol received over $1.25 million for their "daily allowances" in 2019, according to a State Journal report. While it's a 6% decrease compared to 2017, which was also a non-election year, it's still a big chunk of change.

When state senators visit Madison, they can claim up to $115 per day if they live outside of Dane County. Those within the county can claim up to $57.50 per day. In the Assembly, representatives outside of Dane County receive $162 per overnight stay, and lawmakers within the county can claim $81. This money is in addition to a 51-cent per mile reimbursement.

State lawmakers also receive an annual salary of $52,999, and receive health insurance benefits, as well as a pension from taxpayers.

#1 on the list was Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, who received a per diem payout totaling $20,125 last year. #2 was Representative Gary Tauchen (R-Bonduel) who received $17,415 in per diems.

Only ten states in the nation have a full-time legislature. Some state legislatures, such as North Dakota, meet for only two months every other year, are not given a staff, office, salary, pension or benefits, and make a modest allowance for their travel, lodging, and food. Recently, Axios rated North Dakota as having a "powerhouse" economy due to its energy sector, low taxes, growing wages, and one of the fastest growing populations.
A group of Democrat lawmakers have launched their push to raise Wisconsin's minimum wage to $15 per hour, a move that would undoubtedly cost small businesses millions of dollars per year.

The bill's author, Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison), who recently announced she is running for the State Senate, said she was proud to stand alongside her colleagues and workers of Wisconsin to introduce the bill, which would raise the wage over a five year period.

"The state would be required to adjust the minimum wage annually to inflation, ensuring that a continued living wage is established for workers across the state," she said in a statement.

"Here in Wisconsin, we believe in taking care of each other. We believe that putting in an honest day's work means you earn an honest day's pay," she added.

Wisconsin is currently experiencing an unprecedented workforce shortage. According to the Badger Institute and other economic groups focusing on Wisconsin's economy, virtually no workers are paid the federal minimum wage, as employers continue to look for workers to fill open positions.
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Democrat lawmakers have introduced a plan called "Buy American." After reading the article, what do you think?
Just so there is transparency, its getting to the point I don't know if we can trust our gov't anymore.

I like the idea, but do not know what effect it would have.

good idea but could cost a lot more per project

It will help USA

Good idea assuming the item(so needed are still made in the USA

Let us keep our tax money circulating in our economy.

We still hhave to keep our products affordable for Americans to purchase.

Bout time

I'm not sure about this. If a contractor from another state comes in the low bidder, and it's substantially lower, I think you have to consider it.

I do not have a problem with purchasing from our neighbors in Canada and Mexico, as we have a trade agreement with them now.

Its a good thought but so many products are not make in this US

Always a good idea. Just have to get past the idea that it will save tax dollars, because it wont.

great idea but forcing to buy American when a possible better product is out there may be counter productive

This is a great idea.

It cant cost that much more to buy American. You would think it would cost less.

how else do you build our nation unless its supports from within

I buy LOTS of stainless pipe and fittings each year. My policy - and understand it costs me over 10% more - is to buy China only as a last resort, with priority order of USA, then Europe, then Asia. But China has run all other producers out of business worldwide on some products. If we don't take some responsibility for what we purchase and only look at the bottom dollar, when China is the only one left, rest assured, we will pay dearly then.
Do you think state law should be changed to allow bars to stay open until 4AM in Milwaukee during the Democrat National Convention?
No reason to have bars open until 4am, this permit thing for the wedding barns is nonesense.


Barn owners pay property taxes don't need permit.

No way in H---!

Good idea.

shouldn't be allowed to add on bad law onto a bill politicians think will pass

Why should the Wedding owners pay that much for a permit.

No. They should be required to carry insurance.


In my city a tavern license is $400. $2000 is too much

I really see no need for this.

No, going to be enough problems with out alcohol involved

Why do bars need to stay open another two hours. Just more time to drink and get into trouble. No, there should be no permit required to have a party. The smart thing to do though, would be to obtain additional insurances.

I see no need to change this for a convention even if it could be more profitable for the bar. We have enough issues with intoxicated people, now add in the extra hours and you will stretch our police OT even more.

All we need is more drunks but maybe thats what the Democrat want

Damn Tavern League. Bad as the republicans.

let barn owners make some money - really? yet another permit??

Wedding barn owners should be exempt and the bars do not need to be kept open till 4:00 a.m.

I think that $2000 is ridiculous. I cant imagime the overhead already let alone another 2g.


I hate that bills get railroaded with partisan politics.

Let the Dems party all night long and grow our economy. The wedding barn issue should be taken up separately.ly

I think that it is wrong to add another $2000 'year cost to farmers that are trying their best to keep their farms profitable.

No, and no. unless drinking until 4 impairs their voting preference.

politicians and political delegates are crazy already, does extended alcohol really make sense ask police and go with there recommendation

If constituents were more aware of what they are spending their time and money "working on", this would go away.
Do you think a GOP proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin should receive a public hearing?
I truly do not think this is the way to go, and if it would lead to recreational use to be legalized, NO WAY! This marijuana thing is utterly ridiculous, I know stoners and they do not "have them all"!

Legalized marijuana in Wisconsin is inevitable. Just legalize it and start taxing it already.

Bad idea, but I am not a 60ties hippy either.

I see nothing wrong with allowing medical marijuana. It's way safer than most pain pills

I don't think you should approve it. I think it's a bad, bad, bad idea.

Whatever is need to get this going. Muddled around too long already.

Traffic accidents have increased in the states where marijuana use is legal.

I believe Wisconsinites need to voice their opinions on this issue.

Why the h@#l would we want to legalize marijuana

See what the people want.

It may give some people the chance to see the damage that other states are seeing.

This is a major decision, so what not citizen input

The sooner we legalize the sooner revenue stops leaving OUR state!

if it can help people let them get some relief

Need to work out the kinks first.

Get out of the dark ages. It works and should be used. Ibuproben aspirin tylenol all much worse and lots more side efdectsll

Don't care.

We don't need to promote a drug that is addictive and leads to the use of other terrible drugs. Just say no to drugs!

this trend will not go away as we have seen across the nation, just have a hearing and decide yes or no and put the question to rest
Gov. Evers has created a student debt task force. Do you think this is a good step toward tackling the issue of student debt in Wisconsin?
Lower the cost of a college education. Too many tenured professors that sit on their lazy you know what! Too bad Walker didn't do something about this along with his Act 10 bill!

His heart is in the right place, but it won't accomplish anything. Colleges should freeze tuition for the next decade and stop offering low-career majors.

You start a task force when you don't really want to due anything.

Students and their families should look at type and option when entering into any type of loan. If you use someone else’s money you need to return it.

They should be helping students find a way to get their student paid up fast.

My son's student loan carries a higher interest rate than his car loan. He was a good student, and is working full time in his field of study. This is a problem to start with.

More Govt bureaucracy. More wasted government time. Gee, why don't you tighten the lending standards, and that would cut the lending down. Gee, why don't you just cap the amount a student can obtain in loans... Gee, why don't you get the colleges to COST LESS and waste less and quit pissing away money ... This is out of control and going to be the next major bubble that'll hurt Americans.

Everybody has debt (well most do) and the State should not be worrying about people paying their obligations.

Wisconsin students are some of the best educated in the country, then we loose them to other states where they find jobs. Helping them with student debt, tied with in state employment is a win win for our state.

My children were able to pay off their debts fully and in a reasonable amount of time. It takes dedication and of course the finanaces.

How many task forces do we need?

My children had a student debt and they figure out to to the debt, but current students do not wnat to work anymore more want goverment to suppoet them

What will the task force recommend? Dont borrow as much! I see no help for those who need it.

going to college is a calculated risk - you agree to pay for an education that will make you more money later. pay your debt - I did and don't agree that whining gets you out of debt. go to school, be prepared to pay for it

The problem is that the schools simply charge too much

I'm glad Gov. Evers is trying to get a grip on this problem.

My son starts Chiropractic school in the fall. He is looking at another 250g for that and he has 30g of undergrad. Im very concerned.

A lot of student loans are abused. Student loans are not for vacations, or so you can "enjoy the summers off" instead of getting a job". How do you have a $60,000 debt if you go to a technical school for 2 years and live at home? Parents, instead of taking them on expensive vacations and spoiling them...you sacrifice and pay their school. Students do what they want with student loans and then cry when they spent it foolishly.

What will this accomplish? We know the issues involved. Is there any new information to be discovered or unique idea? Quick fixes rarely happen in the real world or government, therefore, I will not hold my breath.

Students need to take their student debts seriously!My daughter went to a private college and received a degree as a registered nurse,she also furthered her education and is now a nurse practitioner. Six months after she graduated she was debt free because she worked to pay for her own college while her other classmates were vacationing in Virginia Beach.

Another task force?

first thing in life is choices such as student debt GET A JOB and pay for it, the TRADES is begging

Won't accomplish much but I am sure hysterical "good ideas" will flood from this task force. If making colleges more accountable were one of them, I will be standing stunned.
With the NFL season officially finished, where do you turn your sports attention for the remainder of winter? NCAA hoops? NBA? No more sports? What are your plans for the rest of winter? Preparing for spring? Any vacations planned prior to the thaw?
The Bucks have made watching the NBA fun! Love this team, and they play as a team, no egos on this team. The Wisconsin Badgers BB are somewhat painful to watch at times, it would be nice if they could get some consistency going as March rolls around and make the Big Dance. Trying to figure out what to expect from the Brewers, so many changes on the roster, some of my favorite players are gone and some that should be, are still hanging around. Lost some big bats to free agency, would have liked to seen a little more effort to keep some the hitters.

NASCAR starts in February.

Read some good books.


Badgers basketball.

No more sports. Cleaning house for spring. and nothing planned yet for vacations.

Vacation? I'm just hoping we can get enough business to stay in business.

Waiting for Spring Training Brewer games on radio or TV.

Volunteering in the 4H program.

Watch Badger basketball

Vacation somewhere warm!!

High School Girls Basketball! Go SCF!!!! Then Florida for vacation!!!!! Then the NCAA tourney.

no sports. Most have been ruined by money.


NCAA Hoops and NBA. Also, tennis.... my first love.

going to florida

Nascar is starting up soon.

I love watching golf this time of year. Im doing my 28th American Birkebeiner in a few weeks up in Hayward. Come on up and support Northern Wisconsin

Bucks and Brewers let's go!!

No more sports. I am going to create a task force to see what I should do.
AB-119  Shelter Grants (Steineke, Jim) Grants to homeless shelters, modifying administrative rules promulgated by the Department of Administration, and making an appropriation. Signed ( Act 76 )

AB-706  Bargaining Contract (Joint Committee on Employment Relations) Ratification of the agreement negotiated between the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Wisconsin State Building Trades Negotiating Committee, for the 2018-19 fiscal year, covering employees in the building trades crafts collective bargaining unit, and authorizing an expenditure of funds. Signed ( Act 77 )

AB-707  Bargaining Contract (Joint Committee on Employment Relations) Ratification of the agreement negotiated between the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Wisconsin State Building Trades Negotiating Committee, for the 2019-20 fiscal year, covering employees in the building trades crafts collective bargaining unit, and authorizing an expenditure of funds. Signed ( Act 78 )

AB-708  Bargaining Contract (Joint Committee on Employment Relations) Ratification of the agreement negotiated between the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin State Building Trades Negotiating Committee, for the 2018-19 fiscal year, covering employees in the building trades crafts collective bargaining unit, and authorizing an expenditure of funds. Signed ( Act 79 )

AB-709  Bargaining Contract (Joint Committee on Employment Relations) Ratification of the agreement negotiated between the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin State Building Trades Negotiating Committee, for the 2019-20 fiscal year, covering employees in the building trades crafts collective bargaining unit, and authorizing an expenditure of funds. Signed ( Act 80 )

AB-710  Bargaining Contract (Joint Committee on Employment Relations) Ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin State Building Trades Negotiating Committee, for the 2018-19 fiscal year, covering employees in the building trades crafts collective bargaining unit, and authorizing an expenditure of funds. Signed ( Act 81 )

AB-711  Bargaining Contract (Joint Committee on Employment Relations) Ratification of the agreement negotiated between the state of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin State Building Trades Negotiating Committee, for the 2019-20 fiscal year, covering employees in the building trades crafts collective bargaining unit, and authorizing an expenditure of funds. Signed ( Act 82 )

AB-528  Suicide Prevention Grants (Duchow, Cindi) Grants to support peer-to-peer suicide prevention programs in high schools, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. Signed ( Act 83 )

SB-230  Teacher Prep Programs (Kooyenga, Dale) Teacher preparatory programs and granting rule-making authority. Signed ( Act 84 )

AB-067  School Report Information (Kitchens, Joel) Information on the school district and school accountability report. Signed ( Act 85 )

AB-110  Dyslexia Guidebook (Legislative Council) Developing a guidebook related to dyslexia and related conditions. Signed ( Act 86 )

AB-135  Electric Weapon Exception (Rohrkaste, Mike) Going armed with an electric weapon by private security personnel. Signed ( Act 87 )

AB-192  Clinical Consultations (Rohrkaste, Mike) Mental health clinical consultations under the Medical Assistance program and making an appropriation. Signed ( Act 88 )

AB-197  Driver School Offices (Zimmerman, Shannon) Driver school offices in private residences. Signed ( Act 89 )

AB-287  Advance Directives (Snyder, Pat) Certifications for advance directives and findings of incapacity related to powers of attorney for health care. Signed ( Act 90 )

AB-445  Building Code Exception (Novak, Todd) An exception to commercial building code requirements for the installation or operation of a stairway chair life in a church constructed before 1919. Signed ( Act 91 )

AB-564  Adoption Assistance (Mursau, Jeff) Eligibility for adoption assistance. Signed ( Act 92 )

SB-125  Water Infrastructure Projects (Cowles, Rob) Amounts obligated under the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson Stewardship 2000 Program for water infrastructure projects in state parks and making an appropriation. Signed ( Act 93 )

SB-156  Credential Status (Kooyenga, Dale) Retired credential status for certain professionals holding credentials granted by the Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Professional Land Surveyors; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. Signed ( Act 94 )

SB-158  Paternity Testing (Testin, Patrick) Presumption and conclusive determination of paternity on the basis of genetic test results and orders that may be granted on the basis of genetic test results. Signed ( Act 95 )

SB-160  School Board Meeting Notice (Olsen, Luther) The method for providing notice of a special meeting of a school board. Signed ( Act 96 )

SB-163  Harm to Nurse (Kooyenga, Dale) Causing bodily harm to a nurse and providing a penalty. Signed ( Act 97 )

SB-231  Crossbow Transport (Olsen, Luther) Placing, possessing, or transporting a bow or crossbow in or on a motorboat, vehicle, all-terrain vehicle, or utility terrain vehicle. Signed ( Act 98 )

SB-335  Lake Protection Districts (Stroebel, Duey) Elections to a lake protection and rehabilitation district board of commissioners. Signed ( Act 99 )

SB-390  Physical Therapy Compact (Marklein, Howard) Ratification of the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. Signed ( Act 100 )

SB-310  Fire Fighting Foam (Cowles, Rob) Regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants and granting rule-making authority. Signed ( Act 101 )

SB-438  Mortgage Priority (Marklein, Howard) The priority of a mortgage executed to an institution chartered by the federal Farm Credit Administration. Signed ( Act 102 )
No bills to report.
LRB-5520   Memo  Absentee Voting (Duchow, Cindi) Authorizing certain overseas and military voters to vote absentee by electronic transmission and granting rule-making authority. Deadline: Monday, February 3, 5 pm

LRB-5405   Memo  Health Coverage (Craig, Dave) Short-term health coverage. Deadline: Wednesday, February 5, Noon

LRB-3753   Memo  Contract Preference (McGuire, Tip) Preference in state and local government contracts and procurement for materials manufactured in the United States and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. Deadline: Monday, February 10, 5 pm

LRB-3779   Memo  State Contracts (McGuire, Tip) State contracts for stationery and printing (first consideration). Deadline: Monday, February 10, 5 pm

LRB-3967   Memo  Man and Ag Limit (Taylor, Chris) A limitation on the manufacturing component of the manufacturing and agriculture credit, a onetime increase in aids for special education, and making an appropriation. Deadline: Monday, February 10, Noon

LRB-5585   Memo  Local Civil Service (Hesselbein, Dianne) Requiring a local government unit to create a civil services system with a just cause standard of discipline for its employees. Deadline: Friday, February 7, Noon

LRB-3973   Memo  Tax Rate Increase (Taylor, Chris) Increasing certain individual income tax rates and expanding the number of brackets, a one-time increase in the general program operations appropriation of the University of Wisconsin System, and making an appropriation Deadline: Monday, February 10, Noon

LRB-3342   Memo  Minimum Wage (Sargent, Melissa) A state minimum wage, allowing the enactment of local minimum wage ordinances, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. Deadline: Tuesday, February 11, 5 pm

LRB-5588   Memo  Donate Life Month (Ballweg, Joan) Proclaiming April 2020 as Donate Life Month in the state of Wisconsin. Deadline: Friday, February 7, 5 pm

LRB-5612   Memo  Tenancy Termination (Thiesfeldt, Jeremy) Terminating a tenancy for fear of imminent violence. Deadline: Friday, February 7

LRB-4002   Memo  Teacher Wage Grants (Larson, Chris) Grants to school districts to pay student teachers an hourly wage, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. Deadline: Tuesday, February 11, 5 pm

LRB-5472   Memo  Budget Bills (Risser, Fred) Preparing an additional executive budget bill or bills according to generally accepted accounting principles. Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, Noon

LRB-5598   Memo  Hemp Innovation Accelerator (Testin, Patrick) A Wisconsin hemp fiber innovation and technology accelerator in the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and making an appropriation. Deadline: Thursday, February 6, 5 pm

LRB-5495   Memo  Alcohol Permits (Swearingen, Rob) Creating a private event venue permit issued by the Department of Revenue; the issuance by the Department of Revenue of retail alcohol beverage permits for motor vehicle racetrack grounds and for the state fair park; authorizing caterers to make retail sales of alcohol beverages on racetrack grounds; closing hours for certain alcohol beverage retailers and hours for retail sales by brewers; and providing a penalty. Deadline: Friday, February 7, Noon

LRB-5485   Memo  Warren Grady (Brooks, Rob) Honoring the life and public service of Representative Warren A. Grady. Deadline: Tuesday, February 11, 5 pm

LRB-2362   Memo  Fire Alarm Testing (Allen, Scott) Testing audible devices of fire alarm systems in the state capitol building. Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 4 pm

LRB-4483   Memo  Undetectable Firearms (Hesselbein, Dianne) Prohibition against undetectable firearms, possessing a frame or receiver of a firearm without a serial number, and providing a penalty. Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 5 pm

LRB-5569   Memo  Undetectable Firearms (Erpenbach, Jon) Prohibition against undetectable firearms, possessing a frame or receiver of a firearm without a serial number, and providing a penalty. Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 5 pm

LRB-4937   Memo  Erosion Loan Program (McGuire, Tip) Creating a Great Lakes erosion control revolving loan program, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 5pm

LRB-5259   Memo  Housing Discrimination (Crowley, David) Prohibiting discrimination in housing because of arrest or conviction record. Deadline: Friday, February 14, 5 pm

LRB-4956   Memo  Rent Credit Pilot (Crowley, David) A rental housing rent credit program and making an appropriation. Deadline: Friday, February 14, 5 pm

LRB-2486   Memo  Eviction Literacy (Crowley, David) Eviction literacy program and an income and franchise tax credit for landlords renting to program participants. Deadline: Friday, February 14, 5 pm

LRB-0834   Memo  Legal Services Grants (Anderson, Jimmy) Grants to provide legal services to tenants in eviction actions, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. Deadline: Friday, February 14, 5 pm

LRB-0833   Memo  Rent Abatement (Anderson, Jimmy) Rent abatement for tenants and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. Deadline: Friday, February 14, 5 pm

LRB-5521   Memo  Primary Dates (Tusler, Ron) The time for holding special primaries, requiring those who register electronically or by mail to vote in person the first time they vote, obtaining another person's marked absentee ballot, tampering with voting machines or ballots, and providing a penalty. Deadline: Friday, February 7, 10 am

LRB-3725   Memo  Jury Duties (Sortwell, Shae) Duties of a jury and jury determinations as to the application of law. Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 5 pm

LRB-5625  School Aids (Senate Organization) General school aids, aid for special education, high-cost special education aid, sparsity aid, school mental health programs aid, summer school grants, special education transition readiness grants, tribal language revitalization grants, Wisconsin Retirement System teacher annuitants who are rehired by or provide services to a school district, and making an appropriation.

LRB-5389   Memo  Elections Commission Investigations (Brandtjen, Janel) Investigations by the Elections Commission based on information from the Electronic Registration Information Center and from municipal clerks indicating that Wisconsin registered voters may have voted more than once in the same election, and complaints filed with the Elections Commission alleging election law violations. Deadline: Monday, February 10, Noon

LRB-3067   Memo  Crossbow Licenses (Tittl, Paul) Combining the archer and crossbow hunting licenses. Deadline: Thursday, February 11, Noon

LRB-5658   Memo  Crossbow Licenses (Feyen, Dan) Combining the archer and crossbow hunting licenses. Deadline: Tuesday, February 11, Noon

LRB-4596   Memo  Soybean Marketing (Oldenburg, Loren) Soybean marketing board grant and making an appropriation. Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 5 pm

LRB-4595   Memo  Corn Marketing (Oldenburg, Loren) Corn marketing board grant and making an appropriation. Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 5 pm

LRB-5410   Memo  Release Petitions (Tittl, Paul) Petitions for conditional release following revocation of conditional release. Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, Noon

LRB-2347   Memo  Prisoner Property Value (Tittl, Paul) The value of tangible personal property allowed in state correctional facilities. Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, Noon

LRB-5620   Memo  Naturopathic Doctors (Felzkowski, Mary) The regulation and licensure of naturopathic doctors, creating a naturopathic medicine examining board, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. Deadline: Friday, February 14, Noon

LRB-5374   Memo  Cesar Chavez Day (Zamarrippa, JoCasta) Proclaiming March 31, 2020, as Cesar Chavez Day in the state of Wisconsin. Deadline: Wednesday, March 12, Noon

LRB-5655   Memo  Earth Day (Hesselbein, Dianne) Honoring April 22, 2019, as the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Deadline: Monday, February 10, Noon

LRB-5586   Memo  Eminent Domain (Craig, Dave) Various changes to the eminent domain laws. Deadline: Tuesday, February 11, Noon

LRB-5656   Memo  Women's History Month (Zamarrippa, JoCasta) Proclaiming March 2020 as women's history month. Deadline: Thursday, February 13, Noon

LRB-5529   Memo  Livestock Siting (Marklein, Howard) Livestock facility siting and expansion and granting rule-making authority. Deadline: Tuesday, February 11, Noon

LRB-3400   Memo  Vehicle Lamps (Spreitzer, Mark) When motor vehicle lamps are required to be lighted. Deadline: Friday, February 14, 5 pm

LRB-5624  UW System Ag Study (Assembly Organization) Requiring a study by the University of System of agricultural programs and issues.

LRB-5667  Insurance Subtraction (Assembly Organization) Modifying the medical care insurance subtraction for self-employed individuals.

LRB-5670  UW Madison Study (Assembly Organization) Requiring the University of Wisconsin-Madison to conduct a research study on developing an agricultural science and technology program.

LRB-5659  Ag Building Tax Credit (Assembly Organization) An income tax credit for the property taxes paid on agricultural buildings and improvements and making an appropriation.

LRB-5411   Memo  LGBT Pride Month (Zamarrippa, JoCasta) Recognizing June 2020 as LGBT Pride Month. Deadline: Thursday, February 13, Noon